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't dictators use the power of the internet the way the rebels do? we have the authority on dictators and data is my guest this week plus the ipad at work. employees want it. enterprise resists. reporters from "the financial times" and bbc this week on "press: here." >> my first guest is one of the few experts in that strange intersection between politics and the internet. a dictator, disaffected public and facebook all meet. it's been a lousy start to the year if you're a dictator. a spring of discontent in egypt where a google exec used facebook to rally a revolution to tunisia, jordan, algiers and of course bloody libya. in each case egypt especially the press credited twitter and facebook located a world away in northern california as the primary tool for revolutionaries. in egypt especially that seems to be correct. >> it would take you weeks if not months to identify who is connected to each other. >> the author published a book about a scenario just weeks before all hell broke loose in the middle east. called "the net delusion" it exams the role of internet in uprising. you are a visiti
determined there was abandonment from the project. we found that the underlying conditional use authorization is sense invalid. the environmental entitlements are also stale and invalid so. any application for the department to approve. we would have to take this back to the planning commission for their review. that is where we are currently with this application. it does pose, again, similar to the filbert street case, some interesting questions there board may have regarding building permits for the c.u. the permit holder would like to argue that they are, in fact, actively working on the project and would like the permit to be essentially reinstated but we found that we're not getting the work that we need out of the application. so i'm available for any questions. thank you. >> thank you. ms. tong. >> good evening, commissioners. my name is terry tong with l.f. property. actually, i already -- we already filed -- renewed the conditional use on the 2003 and also they sent us a letter saying it expired and we already extended what the -- for the conditional use. so -- and they sent me the
of us car people, but at the end of the day, it's the friendships that i have made along the way that got me more and more into cars. it's a business. i was always apprehensive if the business would ruin my love for the business itself. it never has. it's given me opportunity to have more responsibility. there are good and bad days. if you have a bad day and we get to go to the paris auto show, it's a dream come true. >> it was a job you applied for, or how did you get into the car business? >> i went to ucla business school. i got an offer from ford to be a financial planner in the rear differential vf series or from toyota to be the product planner for lexus, the first ever one. lexus didn't exist at the time. i was like, a whole car or a rear differential? i'll take the whole car. i was pretty shortsighted, but that's how my first job in the car business started. >> always in marketing? advertising and marketing? >> yeah, i started in product planning. that was my true love. coming up with concepts for new vehicles -- that was a perfect fit for me. >> recent thri there was a v
thank you, general counsel, for spending some time with us. he is here every year with us. now this year we have not only mayor edwin lee, as an historical time in san francisco. we have four asian-american members of the board of supervisors with us. as a representative of district 3, i could not be more happy to introduce my district supervisor, the president of the board, supervisor david chiu. [applause] >> good evening, everyone. it is an honor to be with you tonight. i want to wish everyone a happy year of the rabbit. unless you are vietnamese, in which case, i was a very happy year of the cat. after 160 years, this year is truly history. i am honored to serve with you, not just with the diversity that our board of supervisors represents -- and i want to thank ross mirkarimi, david campos, and malia cohen who are here with us today -- but it is an honor to serve with three other asian-american supervisors. we finally reflect the population statistics that we have here in san francisco. more importantly, it was an incredible honor earlier this year to take part in an histo
us safer. >>> whenever there's a loud noise, i've always been one of those people that run towards the noise, not away. that's one of the reasons i became a volunteer firefighter. >> reporter: scott koen vividly remembers the events of 9/11, the planes that crashed in washington, dc, pennsylvania and new york city. scott wanted to do something special to honor those caught up in the terrorist attacks. >> and so i developed a project called freedom plaza, which was to use the materials from the world trade center and make a large north american bald eagle out of it on the size and scale of the statue of liberty. >> reporter: scott designed the memorial to stand where the world trade center towers had fallen. but the city of new york was already developing other plans for the site, and scott's memorial was not destined to be part of them. then, late one night, he came up with another, even more ambitious idea. >> if we were going to use steel and aluminum in an eagle. we could use the steel in a ship. >> reporter: scott was familiar with navy ships. for years he had worked at the air
remember my grandmother cooking all of the great new year food. it brought us together but it was also an opportunity to share our culture with others, bring more unity among all of our communities. half the lunar new year to everyone and let's unite our communities together. thank you. [applause] >> good evening, my name is carmen chu. i will keep my message brief. i want to wish everyone a happy lunar new year. again, this is a time that is important to many of merit -- asian-american families because of the importance of bringing together family. i think we can all replicate this, the matter what community we live in. so i want to say happy new year. [speaking chinese] [applause] >> good evening. [speaking korean] in the new year, may have much good luck and fortune. new year's was a time for my family to get together and build community but also to reflect on the previous year, what challenges lie ahead of us. today at the board of supervisors, we recognized black history month. for me, that is always a reflection of the work of people that have come before us so that we can be whe
we have the technology that permits us to detect the very large majority -- i estimate 90% -- of the people trying to cross illegally into the united states in that sector. what that means, mr. chairman, is that when we say 58,000 as opposed to 560,000 people arrested last year and six -- in san diego, i can tell you that my friends and neighbors in san diego will tell you that this order is not out of control. san diego is one of the safest 10 cities in the united states and there are three other border cities among the safest in the united states. . in respect to the capacities that you are developing and secondly some of the budget implications of those efforts. prior to the attempted air cargo bombing plot out of yemen last fall, cbp was receiving international air cargo manifests four hours before cargo arrival in the united states. that is after the plane was air borne. in response to the october 29, 2010 mailing, the national targeting center has been working with air carriers so they can analyze cargo manifests before flights take off. in december, cbp began piloti
are without food, clean water and electricity. we have team coverage from the epicenter of thedy sast to the u.s. greg, what is the latest? >> a cold dark night here in the fishing village and the folks probably went to bed thinking of what the prime minister had to say. he told them it would take determination to get them through this. just up the coast, the nuclear complex with so much problems in the past couple of days, today, another reactor facing the possibility of a meltdown. they say they are in control of the situation. but the evacuation from the region around the reactors continues and the possibility of poisoning from radioactivity also going forward. dozens are testing positive for that. now to the number. there is one official here, in one region who said yesterday that 10,000 people were missing. now he is saying he feels that 10,000 people are dead in his region alone. that may add to the figure. we traveled today and we notice shortages are a problem. of food, of fuel and power in this village, of everything people need to get by. that is why relief is rushing to this area. tod
are not. we have a long way to go. >> the city of san francisco is using the most innovative technology available. these devices allow people to remain out in their communities, doing things like shopping. it is great to be able to walk as a pedestrian in this city and cross streets safely. >> welcome. we are here doing our building san francisco tour. we're going to have a very interesting tour of elevators in sanford cisco. we have all gotten into an elevator, the doors have closed, and it has carried us to our destination. have you ever wondered how elevators were -- work? we check out the need outside the elevator using current technology and we learn about the latest destination elevated technology all here in san francisco. we will also visit the machinery where all the behind- the-scenes gears control these incredible machines. we are very fortunate today to have an expert with those who is going to walk us are around elevators in san francisco. can you tell us about the history of elevators in san francisco? the measure -- >> sure. the history of elevator technology evolves with
dan balz, thank you for helping us remember him. you can join us again next sunday morning for another critical look at theedia. "state of the union with candy crowley" begins right now. candy will have an update on japan, the japanese ambassador to the united states will be among her guests. >>> the known death toll in japan's earthquake tsunami disaster is now over 1,200. the government official believes more than 10,000 people may have died in one region alone. and this morning, the possibility of meltdowns in two nuclear reactors. the japanese government believes there could be a second hydrogen explosion similar to one yesterday building another housing reactor. 200,000 people have been evacuated. at least nine tested positive and health authorities are already distributing iodine tablets as an antidote to radiation. public broadcasting in japan told evacuees to close doors and windows, put a wet towel over their nose and mouth and cover up. this morning the prime minister announced rolling power outages throughout the country and called this japan's most difficult mom
county of san francisco. on behalf of the city and county, on behalf of all of us, bill, we thank you for your ownership, everything you did this year. we thank you for your leadership, your stewardship, and we congratulate you with this key representing the world champion 2010 san francisco giants. [applause] you have to make it someone's day every day, so we thought we may as well make it san francisco giants day. [applause] in closing, this town is going to need another mayor soon. i just have three words. fear the beard. thank you all. thank you, san francisco giants fans. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor. now a few words from a man who may be completely out of words by now, but he is the managing general partner of the giants, once again, bill neukom. >> thank you. on behalf of the entire san francisco giants organization, thank you mayor, all of the good folks that worked for and with this city of san francisco, your corp., your sponsorship of this great day to celebrate the san francisco giants as world champions. [applause] it is, in every sense, a great day to be a gian
at the white house and in the zars zone mighty u.s. navy helicopters are delivering food, supplies, and hope. the frad emergency management agency dispatched specialized ress cue teams. veterans of disasters around the world. >> we are madging a lot like the katrina scenario with new orleans. >> across this country americans are donating to the red cross and other relief agencies hoping to help those in need a world a way. meanwhile hawaii and the west coast are still assessing their damage tafert tsunami reached our shores. japan's disaster is serving as a wakeup call. >> this earthquake will help the pacific northwest understand what they will need to get ready for. >> you can view the drament 86 pictures and video from japan. there is also an interactive guide explaining the science between earth quakes and tsunamis. dateline sunday will now focus on the country's recovery and the scheduled animal show at another date. baltimore city police are looking for the gun man who shot three people shortly after 6:00 safford east coasting. police say two males and females were shot. the female lat
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at three mile island gave us the assurance that we were getting fact that is we needed in order to make key decisions. i don't care how good a decision-maker you are. if you don't have the right facts it's not going to prevail. >> sir, when you would -- as you're watching this, what is the advice that you would want to impart to japanese officials that are now having to assess this disaster? >> probably the key thing is just to keep pushing and in effect cross examining every possible source in order to get a reliable set of facts you can use to make decisions. there are involved technical questions here that you require the need of experts and obviously they have flooded the area with all kinds of expertise and advice. but it's when it comes to making difficult decisions like i'm sure the decision to evacuate was you've got to be sure that you've got a firm grip on precisely what's going on. >> for a lot of people watching this, they are reminded that there are 104 nuclear power plants in america. does the situation in japan change your perspective at all about nuclear energy and its uses
of supervisors came together to select an outstanding choice along many outstanding candidates to lead us over the next several years. >> over the past several months when this issue has come up, it had been agonizing. the board has been put into a difficult situation. there are a lot of differences of opinion on how to run the city, how to mass make a decision, who should be in place, 11 people to agree on that is a challenging thing. i think we have done the best we can do in the process, considering the difference of opinions. >> the people of san francisco can now choose their mayor, the direction they want to go. that is why this decision was so appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayor, and then stayed there for another term. the great thing about being in term mayor is to get to run as an incumbent. the fact that the progressives could not get together to get somebody in
and not know but it will be exciting. thank you for showing us this interesting technology. >> >> hello. 9 judge terri l. jackson. the court is now recruiting prospective civil grand jurors. our goal is to develop a pool of candidates that is inclusive of all segments of our city's population. >> the jury conducts investigations and publishes findings and recommendations. these reports them become a key part of the civic dialog on how we can make san francisco a better place to live and work. >> i want to encourage anyone that is on the fence, is considering participating as a grand jury member, to do so. >> so if you are interested in our local city government and would like to work with 18 other enthusiastic citizens committed to improving its operations, i encourage you to consider applying for service on the civil grand jury. >> for more information, visit the civil grand jury website at sfgov.org/courts or call >> welcome to "culture wire." on this episode, we explore what it means to the aged, in today's society -- what it means to be chicana in today's society. chica chic features a
department to get a conditional use, but once it is there, in addition to making specific narrow findings, the commission must also been very broad findings for the project. they need to make findings like whether the project is necessary, the entire project, not just the parking or the dwelling unit merger, whether it is necessary and desirable, whether it is compatible with the neighborhood, if it is detrimental to the neighborhood. they have to approve the project, regardless of what the trigger is. with respect to the permits, i think these zoning administrator should confirm, there is no direct relationship air -- i think the zoning administrator should confirm there is no direct relationship. you can get this approved through the appeal process without filing one building a permit. there are a thousand strategies as to why you would file a building permit first. trying to get some information from the department of building inspection, or they come later. they often come later. then again, there are a variety of strategies where depending on the strategy, where they will -- " what p
growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by government warplanes around the rebel-held oil town of ras lanuf marks colonel gaddafi's drive in his country. opposition forces are determined, but still lack a clear organization or command structure. the worst violence was reported near tripol
because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map supervisor mirkarimi: good morning. welcome to the public safety committee. we expect supervisor cohen to join us shortly. madam clerk, please read the first item. >> item 1, hearing to receive a report from the san francisco police department and/or a mayor's office of criminal justice regarding public safety conditions, including citywide crime levels and trends both city-wide and by police district station and/or neighborhood. supervisor mirkarimi: all right. very good. as we expect to do on a monthly bas
is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel, and other assets. robert gates said the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing on japan right now and sending another amphibious ship and we're pulling in helicopters from around the region region and so on and those two ships can be used for helicopter operations in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> and usaid deployed two urban search-and-rescue teams at the request of the japanese government. one team left today, and joining the rest
about radiation poisoning as well. >> dave: thanks for being with us for 8 hours this weekend, log onto foxandfriends.com for the "after the show" show, back at 6:00 a.m., tomorrow, for 6:00 a.m., tomorrow, for continuing coverage. captioning by, closed captioning services, inc. >> eric: a "fox news alert," could japan be teetering on the edge of a nuclear disaster, reeling from the devastating earthquake and tsunami? the nuclear concerns are bringing new worries, this morning that the crisis in the country could get worse and there could be another big earthquake. hello, i'm eric sean, on this busy sunday morning. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. japan's prime minister is now calling the crisis there, one of the worst since the endf world war ii. they are worried about possible melt downs and potential for an explosion at nuclear reactors, along the northeast earn coast. and, more than 170,000 people evacuating the area, where authorities fear now more than 10,000 people have already died from the quake and a wall of water that rushed right through. david piper on the ground, streaming live
. and then it needs help. >>> welc. i'm kim lawton, sitting in for bob abernathy. thank you for joining us. faith based and humanitarian aid groups gearing up to help those on friday. the earthquake was at strongest ever recorded in japan, and one of the largest in the world in the last century. the house committee on homeland security this week held a first in a series of controversial herings emining what it called radicalization in the american muslim community and there was wide religious reaction. the hearing called by chair of committee, new york republican peter king, who invokes the member of the 9/11 attacks. >> we must be fully aware home groan radicalization is apart o al qaeda's strategy to continue attacking the united states. al qaeda is actively targeting the american muslim community for recruitment. today's hearing will addresshe dangerous trend. >> reporter: first step on the witness list was congressman keith ellison a democrat from minnesota and the first muslim elected to the house of representatives. >> it's true that specific individuals, including some who are muslims, are
of course sending a massive amount of aid and the u.s. military. the u.s.s. ronald reagan, the carrier strike group has an aircraft carrier and a number of united states ships there assisting in the rescue efforts as well as using-- we saw this in hurricane katrina, of course, the military and coast card using the massive ships as basically floating hospitals where they have fresh water and dave you pointed out earlier, the des desalization process. >> and that's vital and 70 countries offered aid including china which is interesting because they've been very contentious for years and years, especially in the last couple, over an incident that international waters in japan, and we won't get into the particulars, however, china came to their aid and offered condolences, offered money and as we've pointed out, the united states appears to be leading the way and we're supposed to check in with the 7th fleet of the navy later on this morning what they're doing to help. >> alisyn: you can see already, food ap supplies are distributed by our military and meanwhile, satellite photos are just
are about to push for repatriation of profits overseas. they say that is money that could be used to stimulate the economy. when you look what happened last time, by and large it went to shareholders and dividend payouts. what is your take on repatriation >> we need to be more competitive. i asked the head of microsoft and he talked about those issues. we have to make an issue -- a decision to expand somewhere. you do it with the money is. it is hard to go to your shareholders who you are obligated to take care of and say we are going to take 25% it and bring the money -- the money here. i think all that matters. i concur that maybe it did not go into reinvestment. but without the shareholders, someone is paying capital gains taxes on that. that is money on the mark when -- in the marketplace. i would rather have it here in the form of dividends to shareholders than held offshore and never use in america. >> congressman greg walden. thank you. >> sunday on "washington journal," laura meckler discusses a bill to fund the federal government through september. and the cato institute
coe and the u.s. government. this is a essential step in determining the congo future. we are encouraged to watch the elections that are well an transparently admin stirred an conducted in an environment that is conducive to free political expression. the other preoccupation is the area of governance is human rights, and the adequate of state capacity and the existing state forces continue to fuel existing abuses against the civilians. the undertaking of substantial programmatic efforts expanding the 2009 pledge of $17 million assistance to respond to an prevent sexual-based, sexual and gender-based violence. we are supportive of modest, but encouraged developments in a few key areas including the arrest and conviction of handful of high profile alleged abusers and the drc's plans to develop special chambers to prosecute those who committed atrocities, but the situation is one of impunity, and many more positive developments will be required to reverse the trend. the third theme is economic recovery which is essential in providing alternatives to enlistmentt and armed grou
is working frantically to prevent nuclear meltdowns. greg palkot joins us live north of tokyo from the latest on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: that japanese prime minister went on to say it's going to take the determination of people like the folks in these coastal town in northeastern japan and people throughout the region to deal with the situation. they are getting hit on all fronts. as you noted there is a nuclear catastrophe up the coast from where we are. today we saw another nuclear reactor stricken by the earthquake that hit here on friday. sea water had to be poured into the reactor to cool it down to avoid a full scale meltdown. still evacuation of the region around this nuclear reactor complex continues and the screening for radiation poisoning also continues as the death toll builds. yesterday we heard from a police official in one region in this area, he said, hey, i think there is about 10,000 people from my region. he said today, i think there is about 10,000 people dead in my region. people are surviving as we move around this area, they are finding harder and harder to s
trading staff was unbelievable. kept us all on the field. a quick story -- when i was down earlier this year, sabs came in and said what are you doing, why are you upset? the season is not over yet. we traded for you for a reason. that picked me up. all the coaching staff, everybody, we made it happen. as you know, i grew up a dodger fan, but right now and forever it is all about the san francisco giants and our world series, baby. [applause] >> san francisco giants are world champions. i am a part of it. i cannot believe it. nine years of my life. dead last our fourth place, this organization has the hard to bring me here and give me a chance. here i am in front of you beautiful people. you deserve it just as much as i do, trust me. i have a present for you all in san francisco. i am sure all of you have heard about the rallying song. i know this is a family event, but if you have seen zoolander, i have a special talent just for you. [applause] >> world champions. we will do it again, baby. san francisco, i love you. thank you very much! [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, congrat
the patients. they used the theme of the four elements as they relate to vocation. it is a direct homage to the historical murals in the original laguna honda building. it features to large tile walls. by observing residents, the gardens created a public artwork in the form of the handrail. in one of the outdoor courtyards, the circular grouping of -- with a smooth finish. this features ten unique button sculptures with different pastel colors that function not only as a place to sit, but also as a touchstone to something recognizable, familiar, and comforting. another key component included an art project that responded directly to the hospital's rich history. using archival images and artifacts, had designed 16 intricately woven tapestries that are inviting of significant events that shaped the hospital and the community over time. a >> it attracts a lot of visitors, and they are all and all - -in aw -- in awe over the variety of mediums used. >> i think we have given the city of san francisco and the residents an incredible art collection. it really encourage people to come and visit
that helped us in the 1950's that helped us get through this struggle and social change and help america get rid of some of -- one of their flaws. just like my sister said, it is a cosmetic change. we still have got to work on it. it is not just a one deal. [applause] >> we have heard about cosmetic change. bryonn bain, i want to ask what has happened since this struggle here and why we are still where we are, beyond the cosmetics. what has led to this situation that you described in new york city? >> i think racism has evolved and adapted. as the movement grew in strength and folks became more conscious, races and became more institutionally embedded. they found new ways to basically sustained slavery. michelle alexander calling it the new jim crow. between the 1960's and 1970's, the prison population across the country doubled. in the 1970's and 1980's, it tripled. in california, and build no new prisons between the 1960's and 1970's, the height of political action. between the 1970's and 1980's, they build more prisons in california alone and in the past 100 years. one thing that has happ
in the city there. adam, what can you tell us about the nuclear concerns there? >> reporter: yeah, here is at the fish market, the japanese coast, 70 miles away from the first reactor you're talking about, the one that caused the problem the last couple of days before the new reactor up the close from there caused problems and people were talking about the threat at that does exist around this entire region because the fact you have three separate reactors that people are extremely worried about. that evaluation area we're told is about 15 miles in circumference. and up to 200,000 people for sure have already been evacuated and the government says maybe as many as 300,000 will be evacuated and we do know that there are at least 19 scientists on at least one site where they're going through and checking each person being brought out to see what kind of radiation con tamation they've been exposed to. >> yeah, adam, we've been seeing video of some of that radiation testing going on. where do you put more than 200,000 people who were evacuated in the middle of an earthquake zone? >> well, w
over land. >> joining us to examine coverage from hong kong, mike chanoi of the u.s. china institute. and callie crosley, former abc producer who host as a show on wbgh radio. and gary tuchman, national correspondent. gary, i'll start with you. what is it like to drive through that devastated region? how do you deal with the emotional impact of seeing all the rubble and knowing that many, many people have died? >> you know, we went through this a year ago, howie, in haiti. 300,000 people died on january 12, 2010. and the aftershocks for days and weeks afterward. people were so scared to go back into their houses. what's different this time is all of the cameras, video still cameras, taking pictures. so people all over the world can see from so many different angles what happened and also the difference this time, the tsunami. the differences between this and haiti, is the tsunami that has killed most of the people. we're in a town today, town called minamisanriku, japan. 20,000 people lived there before. 9,500 people are missing. the earthquake didn't clear these people. we don't kno
. the stages ground for u.s. and other international help rushing in. the government is concerned about a second meltdown at a second reactioner and a possible explosion there. it's playing down the idea of leakageradiation. my team and i went to the north where most devastation has been. my colleagues have reached some of the worst hit areas. we'll have haul that in the broadcast. >>> later, jake tapper, my colleague lrks turn to the news washington. president, and the united states administration is not only having to monitor this international crisis but also the civil war in libya. and as well, a bitter budget battle on capitol hill. but the first, the situation here in japan. let's look at map of the country. the earthquake struck just off the coast of japan. it sent strong tremors at least 200 miles from the epicenter. the tsunami wave destroyed and damaged two-thirds of the east coast of this island nation. and now, government officials north here in the miyagi prefecture say there could be 10,000 people dead in at the one place alone. the government is calling on all people here
. charlene israel tells us more. >> the quake shook the nation of japan and it's people. the tsunami mornings and waves in the u.s. forcing evacuations in hawaii. >> it is time for a little aloha. keep it simple, sensible and moving. >> reports indicate the initial quake rocked japan for 4 minutes. japanese lawmakers in session at the time the quake hit. >> this news room also captured the power of the quake. initial tremor could be felt as far away as beijing, china. fires burned out of control. this one at an oil refinery in tokyo had 100-foot flames in the air. millions without power. >> i thought i was going to die. it was enormous. >> thousands of people evacuated near a nuclear power plant. a state of emergency was issued after the cooling system failed. it is a precaution measure and no radiation leaked. at least 20 after shocks. >> rick justice is a missionary in japan and the church hopes to help in this tragedy. >> it is a good chance for us as christians to reach out to them. many chances to take blankets and food and establish a caring presence in the midst of the tragedy. >> kim
. [applause] this team has given us so much over the years, and we can all recall memories of our beloved giants that we will never forget. through all those memories and the heartache and the joy they have brought, there was one memory, one feeling that has eluded us for 52 very long years, and that memory, that feeling is eludes us no more. [applause] let me hear you make some noise because today, you are world champions. we are going to be saying that a lot today. do you think you could get used to it? since it was so long awaited, and it is so sweet to here, it is once again my pleasure to utter those magical words in succession that this city has been dreaming about hearing since the giants moved west, ladies and gentlemen, it is time to celebrate your 2010 world champion san francisco giants. [applause] we would like to take a moment to introduce several giants and special guests and san francisco dignitaries that have joined us today. first, please welcome the governor of the great state of california, the honorable arnold schwarzenegger. the chief of protocol, charlotte schulz. we
have any other items before us? >> that completes the agenda for today. supervisor chu: thank you very much, we are adjourned. >> thanks for coming today. we are announcing are temporary homeowner's property tax reduction program. this is what most assessor's up and down the state are doing. homeowners are reliable -- of all property owners are eligible for a temporary, 1-year property-tax assessment reduction if they believe or if we believe dave -- the assess the value has fallen above their market value, which means that the value would be lower than the market value. in general, homeowners who are eligible, chances are, they purchased homes after 2003. we do get applicants who have owned homes since 1995 or earlier. in general, anybody who is owned their home prior to 2003, they are doing well, which is good news. chances are the market value is higher than the assessed value, meaning the property appreciate it. people we are able to offer little relief for, the sad news is, their homes have depreciated. there will be a little bit of relief for them. in general, last year, we saw 6
p.m.. >> thank you. supervisor mar: the march 7, 2011, land use meeting. joining me is supervisor cohen and supervisor wiener. our clerk is -- clerk: items will appear on the march 15 board of superi answers agenda, as otherwise stated. -- the board of supervisors and agenda, unless otherwise stated. -- the board of supervisors' agenda. supervisor mar: i also want to thank sfgtv for televising us today. could you please read item number one? clerk: an ordinance amending the zoning map. >> the board of supervisors adopted the market octavia plan on the overhead. there were many amendments that were made, and as the market octavia plan moved, somewhere in the process, the lot outlined in block continued to show up, but it should be changed. in fact, that is the only item in your ordnance today under this item. those specific ones were changed. this is the market octavia plan with the board of supervisors, what they thought they did in 2008. supervisor mar: so this is just clearing that up? >> that is correct. supervisor mar: questions, colleagues? supervisor wiener? supervisor wiene
that has to be introduced here at the board of supervisors. it also has to get conditional use authorization from the planning commission. this project was established -- the process was established in order to protect a large number of historic signs in a given area, but signs like the one we are talking about exist outside many areas in san francisco. the legislation we are introducing is legislation that tries to simplify this process. it is simply would simplify the application process that you would have to follow by clearly defining what it means for a sign to the historic and by streamlining at the planning commission the conditional use process. our hope is that through this legislative effort that we will be able to simplify the issue, should this matter come up again and another district -- in another district, which we believe is likely. i want to thank the attorney's office for working so closely with my office to, again, simplify this process. the second item in introducing is a hearing request at the government audits and oversight committee on the issue of an aud
district receives, and we reviewed the school districts and numbers. they present us with their own report that distinguish discretionary revenues, and their calculation, average daily attendance figures that they show the state to show what is happening with their inflation- adjusted per pupil revenues. chair chu: so what this slide is telling us is at the beginning of the next fiscal year -- actually, in the current fiscal year, what is the current balance? there is a starting balance? >> that is right. we adjusted it after we closed the books last year and did not withdraw as much last year because the revenues in the end came in a little higher than expected. chair chu: walk me through this. >> sure. chair chu: we withdrew 6.1 for the school district. that leaves us with 33.4. and we anticipate, in the current budget year, should the board approve the school district's request, that would be 8.4 potentially, and do we expect the city to withdraw also or to be in a position to withdraw? >> this is a preliminary number. our current revenue tracking, and we will be coming out with a more
breaking news. new video coming in to us right through the tsunami as it swept through the city of senda the city closest to the epicenter. this video almost defies belief. we're going to take a moment and let it play for you just as it was covered in the news in japan. take a look. >> that's how it all unfolded. right after the tsunami an earthquake hit. of course, after this, the initial shock. then came the damage. take a look at this new video coming in. craters in the streets all over japan, and that is just to start. and, again, all of these images are coming to us from japanese television. and as we go through this broadcast, we're just going to talk over the video and just let you look at it for yourself. look at this. that was probably a neighborhood once. now it's a field of destruction. these are the streets. police on the streets. cars trying to get through when they can. most of it, we're told, is just uninhabitable. look at that. people trying to figure out exactly what's going on. they're wearing masks. many people close to the source of that explosion at a nuclea
in capitalism than we are. maybe just maybe because their government acted like ours used to and ours started to act like theirs used to . also npr had a bad week executives making statements that show a level of ignorance and arrogance and boasting they didn't need our tax dollars. i think it is time to grant them their wish and turn them loose to raise their own money than asking me to contribute to the irerational rants of their executives. if we had to give an award this week of a most outrageous at the same time of a political figure it would be senator harry reid for the stunning explanation of why congress can't stop spending orgies. >> these programs create jobs . that's the reason we have in northern nevada cowboy poetry festival. had that program not been around the tens was thousands of people who come there ever year would not exist. >> what >> mike: what did he say taxpayers subsidizing the cowboy poetry festival that 10,000 people wouldn't exist? what did the cowboys do around the campfire anyway? in recognition of senator reid's panic over losing the recitation of cowboy poetsr
. >> thank you very much for having me. >> give us the latest on these two very troublesome nuclear reactors. what do you know about what is happening? >> you're talking about two nuclear reactor sites in fuc fukushima, number one and number two. we have six reactors we're coping with. two out of the six of them we are putting water in order to cool down. >> sea water. >> sea water. we are trying to take out vapor through filter, to relax the pressure in the container. and we are coping with those issues. >> some of the nuclear experts we've talked to say the sea -- using sea water to cool it really is a last resort. that this does signal that there -- that you are nearing the point where this could be, again, catastrophic, not that there haven't already been catastrophic things happening, how worried is the japanese government there may be under way a meltdown? >> the japanese government is very seriously coping with this issue because this is a very important issue. two measures are taken. one is to order all the people within radius of 20 kilometers or 10 kilometers to get out of that are
by us or by anyone. i guess i would be somewhat happy to hear that it could be reviewed by the building inspection commission. but i do have a problem with that and i think that in the briefing we saw that this appellant thought that they were just going to file an appeal and it was really our staff who said oh, no, it pertains to a c.u. so we can't. so that's why we're hearing this jurisdiction request position and, having said all that, i'm inclined to grant jurisdiction. i just would like to see more. i would like to see the project and be able to make the judgment about whether or not it is or was part of the c.u. you know, maybe not, so -- >> i just would echo the comments of president goh and i said it earlier. i feel like there's some information that's missing here to understand the arguments that are being made on both sides. was it a part of the project, sit within the scope? and that it is critical to the question of whether or not these permits were issued pursuant to the conditional use authorization and that's what we need to determine here. so those facts go into our lega
practice throughout the year. we count on our training to get us through whatever situation we encounter. >> reporter: what's the most difficult part of this, going into an area like this and rescue people? >> it's going to be access. infrastructure looks devastated. what is intact is probably flooded. so actually gaining access to the people that need our help is going to be the most difficult. >> reporter: how long have they told you to prepare to be out there? >> we typically plan for two weeks, up to 14 days. >> reporter: best of luck to you. >> thank you. >> reporter: they don't know exactly when they're going to deploy, could be any moment now. this is a team with a lot of experience. we're also told the l.a. county urban search and rescue team is also going out. this is all being coordinated by the state department. >> since filing that report, brian is now on the way to japan with the fairfax search and rescue team. he'll be reporting later from japan for all of us. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. this is a special edition of "the si
to relax. he does not know when he will come back home to baltimore. >> stay with us for complete coverage of the disaster in japan. >>> back here in maryland it looks like the worst of the flooding has passed. the river finally crested yesterday afternoon. flood gates remained open overnight on the dam sending water into basements and back yards. that water won't recede until they close a few more flood gates, which might not happen until tomorrow. >> it's bad. this reminds you have niagara falls. >> and at last check, 19 flood gates were still open at the dam. >>> in baltimore city police are searching for a killer this morning. detectives say someone shot three people last night as they left the avenue. doctors say two men that were shot should survive. >>> police in montgomery county are looking for a man behind a vicious attack at an upscale clothing store. two women had just closed the store in bethesda when one realized she forgot something inside. when they went back, two men attacked them, killing one of the women and raping the other. the woman who survived was tied up all night.
us to tell them. that is why we are here today. that has got to be a part of the mission. so i support everything johnson said, but there is another the to keep in mind. this is the jury pool. the jury pool is constantly affected and infected by nancy grace, law-and-order. it is constantly being polluted -- i truly believe this -- by the media. it sounds silly but it is not. i really believe in the power of media to influence people. that is why i got in it. so we have to use it to our advantage. you have got to be in it to win it. if we are not controlling our image, someone else is. so you have got to start thinking about the way that the image of the public defender is going to be portrayed, either in dramatic television -- over which you will have a lot less control. or certainly, in news media. years ago, i got a phone call from a public defender in san francisco. he had a case receiving a lot of media attention, and he wanted me to come to cover the case for 20/20. some of his colleagues thought he was not to. what are you bringing a barbara walters in to cover a case at
going to involve using spare cabs or older cars. what i have done is offered a summary of a plan that i introduced in 2009, a single operator taxi. it would allow a small number of taxi drivers to buy their own vehicles and operate them as proprietors. i would like the board of supervisors to support the resolution. but supported with the inclusion of single-operator taxis. urge them to include that in their overall peak-time solution. i will share my plans in further detail, and thank you. president chiu: you can hand them to our clerk. >> my name is jay crawford, thanks again for this opportunity to speak. and the director of the housing rights campaign. as you know, the human rights commission reported that the urban renewal commission and a number of neighborhoods throughout the city -- it has affected communities throughout san francisco. what we are asking for is that they be open to hosting hearings that they feel has potentially been impacted by displacement caused by government activities. our campaign has asked that the western addition be the first. and the land use committee
, the caribbean, and the u.s. and has been involved in the development of teachers for two decades. she consults on anti-racist inclusion very and equitable education. she assists school districts and schools to continually restructure themselves for equitable outcomes for all students. the initiative put that puts race -- she designed the initiative that puts race on the table. she is the virtual scholar for teaching for change. she is the author of "reality check," a major report on education. maybe conversation began. >> this is an occasion when we are going to talk across generations. these two guests here. and then we have some time for you to talk with them. the afternoon is full, and we are on to a little bit of a late start, so let me tell you how we hope to go. we will begin with ms. colvin giving 10 minutes of her very long and illustrious life in terms of work for civil rights. just 10 minutes. then, bryonn bain, whose life is not as long but illustrious nonetheless, will give 10 minutes also with some trauma at the head of it. and then we will have a conversation for the next maybe 2
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